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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-07-14 09:08:35

on Mon Jul 14 2008, "Robert Jones" <> wrote:

> On Fri, Jul 11, 2008 at 4:41 PM, David Abrahams <dave_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> Note that std::endl can cause you big troouble, but since you're using
> '\n' above I don't see a reason to worry. You do need something like
> "using namespace boost::lambda;" to make "_1" valid, though.
> Back in the office on Monday morning, and applying my new found
> knowledge my Boost-using code compiles perfectly, but for one little
> snag!
> For brevity and clarity I posted example code using '\n' line terminators.
> However my real code uses endl - which is indeed causing me big troouble!
> Are there any techniques for successfully using std::endl in lamda functions?

Not any good ones. The problem is that endl is a function template and

    ostream << std::endl;

matches the operator<< overload for stream manipulators, which are
function pointers, something like:

     ostream& operator<<( ostream, some-concrete-function-pointer-type );

so the compiler implicitly specializes std::endl<X...> so that it gets
the right function pointer. It's nasty.

I do this if I really, really, really want to write endl instead of '\n'
(not that I ever want that ;-> ):

     struct endl_
         friend ostream& operator<<(ostream& x, endl_)
             x << std::endl;
             return x;
     } endl;

Then I'd just stream my own endl.

Dave Abrahams
BoostPro Computing

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